Thursday, 26 April 2012

World facts

# The “Sixth Sick Sheik’s Sixth Sheep’s Sick” is the hardest tongue-twister.
# The longest English word without a vowel is twyndyllyngs which means "twins".
# 1 x 8 + 1 = 9;
12 x 8 + 2 = 98;
123 x 8 + 3 = 987;
1234 x 8 + 4 = 9876;
12345 x 8 + 5 = 98765;
123456 x 8 + 6 = 987654;
1234567 x 8 + 7 = 9876543;
12345678 x 8 + 8 = 98765432;
123456789 x 8 + 9 = 987654321
# The word "dreamt" is the only common word in the English language that ends in "mt".
# Albert Einstein never wore any socks.
# The average human will eat 8 spiders while asleep in their lifetime.
# In space, astronauts cannot cry because there is no gravity.
# Hummingbirds are the only creatures that can fly backwards.

Amazing Holes - Don't Dare to Miss this!

Looking at photos like these scares and fascinates me in equal doses. The sheer scale of these holes reminds you of just how tiny you are. Mirny Diamond Mine, Siberia. I'm pretty sure most people have seen this one. It's an absolute beast and holds the title of largest open diamond mine in the world, at 525 metres deep with a top diameter of 1200 metres there's even a no-fly zone above the hole due to a few helicopters being sucked in.
The red arrow in the photo below is pointing to a huge truck.
 Kimberley Big Hole - South Africa apparently the largest ever hand-dug excavation in the world, this 1097 metre deep mine yielded over 3 tonnes of diamonds before being closed in 1914.

The amount of earth removed by workers is estimated to total 22.5 million tonnes.

Glory Hole - Monticello Dam - A glory hole is used when a dam is at full capacity and water needs to be drained from the resevoir.
This is the glory hole belonging to monticello dam in california and it's the largest in the world, its size enabling it to consume 14400 cubic feet of water every second.
The hole can be seen at the top middle of the photo above. if you were to jump in for some reason your slightly damp body would shoot out near the bottom of the dam (below).
Bingham Canyon Mine, Utah, this is supposedly the largest man-made excavation on earth. extraction began in 1863 and still continues today, the pit increasing in size constantly. in its current state the hole is 3/4 mile deep and 2.5 miles wide.

Amazing Holes - Don't Dare to Miss this!

A cellphone that runs on Coca-Cola

A cellphone that runs on Coca-Cola!

Designer Daizi Zheng brings us an interesting concept: a Nokia phone that runs on Coca-Cola. Yes, you read right. It may sound incredible, but it seems this eco-friendly cellphone model really works.

The designer has called it Nokia‘green’phone and it works generating electricity through carbohydrates such as the sugar contained in this and other similar drinks. It does not pollute because the end-product of the process is water and oxygen. And to top it all off, Daizi herself assures us that this completely biodegradable battery can last up to 3 and 4 times the normal life of lithium batteries. We’ll just have to find out.

Shortest man in the world

Junrey Balawing of Philippines, who is just 22 inches high, is the world's shortest man.

The 17-year-old, who is tinier than a one-year-old, has taken the title by smashing five inches off the previous record.Balawing has not grown since his first birthday, struggles to walk and cannot stand up for himself. “If I were the smallest man in the world, it would be very cool,” the tabloid quoted Balawing, as saying.

The previous titleholder is Nepal’s Khagendra Thapa Magar, who is 26.4 inches tall.

Sleep positions may determine your personality

Count the F's - Amazing

Count F letter_amazing factsJust do it – don’t cheat!!!!!!!!!!!!
Try this ..This will blow your mind…!
Just do it – don’t cheat!!!!!!! !!!!!
Try this its actually quite good. But don’t cheat! Count the number of F’s in the following text in 15 seconds:
Managed it?
Scroll down only after you have counted them! OK?
How many?

(You r definitely male!!!)
Wrong, there are six !!!!!!!!!
no joke!……Read again!
The reasoning is further down…
The MALE brain cannot process the word “OF”.
Incredible or what?
Anyone who counts all six F’s on the first go has a brain of a Female You can test this by asking a Guy/Girl near you to work it out….Amazing …isent it ??
Hope you have njoyed it :) …

Wednesday, 25 April 2012


Did You Know ?

Every time you lick a stamp, you’re consuming 1/10 of a calorie.
111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321.
In the last 4000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.
Every day is about 55 billionths of a second longer than the day before it.
According to German researchers, the risk of heart attack is higher on Monday than any other day of the week.
Electricity doesn’t move through a wire but through a field around the wire.
If saliva cannot dissolve something, you cannot taste it.
The Statue of Liberty’s index finger is eight feet long.
The word “Checkmate” in chess comes from the Persian phrase “Shah Mat,” which means “the king is dead.”
Facetious and abstemious contain all the vowels in the correct order, as does arsenious, meaning “containing arsenic.”
it is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
A sneeze comes out of your mouth at over 100 mph.
Alberta Einstein brain was removed from his body and put in a jar for future study.
Losing 100 hairs per day is normal. Life of every strand of hair is approximately 7 years. During summers and while we sleep the hair growth is faster….
If you squeez and hold your right thumb, and take your left index finger and put it in your throat, You will have no gag reflex?
Babies are born without kneecaps
It cost 7 million dollars to build the Titanic and 200 million to make a film about it. Also The Titanic was the very first ship to use the SOS signal.
Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.
Marilyn Monroe had six toes.
Brazil is the largest producers of oranges in the world.
A lifespan of an eyelash is approximately 150 days.
During a typical human life span, the human heart will beat approximately 2.5 billion times.
Pearls melt in vinegar.
A starfish can turn its stomach inside out.

13 Amazing Facts About Google: 
google logo

1. Google receives daily search requests from all over the world, including Antarctica.

2. Google’s Home Page Has 39 Validation Errors. Don’t believe me?: Check Google Validation

3. The Google search engine receives about a billion search requests per day.

4. The infamous “I’m feeling lucky” button is nearly never used. However, in trials it was found that removing it would somehow reduce the Google experience. Users wanted it kept. It was a comfort button.

5. Due to the sparseness of the homepage, in early user tests they noted people just sitting looking at the screen. After a minute of nothingness, the tester intervened and asked ‘Whats up?’ to which they replied “We are waiting for the rest of it”. To solve that particular problem the Google Copyright message was inserted to act as a crude end of page marker.

6. The name ‘Google’ was an accident. A spelling mistake made by the original founders who thought they were going for ‘Googol’.

7. Google has the largest network of translators in the world.

8. Employees are encouraged to use 20% of their time working on their own projects. Google News, Orkut are both examples of projects that grew from this working model.

9. Google consists of over 450,000 servers, racked up in clusters located in data centers around the world.

10. Google started in January, 1996 as a research project at Stanford University, by Ph.D. candidates Larry Page and Sergey Brin when they were 24 years old and 23 years old respectively.

11. Google is a mathematical term 1 followed by one hundred zeroes. The term was coined by Milton Sirotta, nephew of American mathematician Edward Kasne.

12. Number of languages in which you can have the Google home page set up, including Urdu, Latin and Klingon: 88

13. Google translates billions of HTML web pages into a display format for WAP and i-mode phones and wireless handheld devices

Tuesday, 24 April 2012


Facts About Facebook

Facebook was originally named TheFaceBook and it was developed by Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg. The first use of the FaceBook was on the Harvard campus and it was limited only to Harvard students. Soon the FaceBook spread like wild fire around the other major U.S. Universities. Mark Zuckerberg dropped the Harvard and pursued his facebook dream to become one of the 4th most-trafficked websites in the world with more than 90 million active users. The FaceBook website is built on PHP-MySQL technology and it is probably the most popular PHP website ever built. Interesting fact is that the domain was purchased for $200,000 and FaceBook has more than 24 million photos uploaded daily.

Some Facebook Highlights:
400 million active users.
50% check in daily.
Average user spends 55 minutes per day.
35 million update status every day.
3 billion photos uploaded each month.
5 billion pieces of content shared every day.
70% of users are outside the United States.